app of the week

I will never forget the release date of the first iPad, because it was the geekson’s due date – May 28th 2010. The geekdaddy had pre-ordered his iPad, and there was serious concern that the baby might arrive first, meaning we weren’t home to receive his precious new parcel. In actuality the iPad arrived a day early, and the geekson appeared a couple of days late, so we never had a problem. What this tells me is that the iPad will be two years old at the end of this month, and over the two years we’ve owned it we’ve bought a lot of kids apps. Longer than that actually, as we were buying kids apps for the iPhone before the iPad release. Along the way we’ve found a few favourite app developers, who we will pretty much buy anything they make. I told you about a couple of these in a previous app roundup, and today I want to tell you about another one…

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We’ve all been busy this week, and with the nicer weather coming along there’s been a bit more outdoor play and a bit less playing on iPads for the geek family this week. Consequently we haven’t tested out many new apps, and there are only two I really want to tell you about today. They are linked in a rather interesting way though…

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There are one or two companies who make iPad/iPhone apps for kids who can pretty much do no wrong in my book. They consistently put out high quality, educational, entertaining apps with a wide appeal and what I call a great “shelf life” – something that the kids will go back to time and time again. It must be said that I’ve been wanting to feature one such company as my “app of the week” for a while, simply because they’re so great, but I’ve been hesitant because it’s been hard to select just one of their amazing apps. I really can rave about everything in this developer’s stable – read on to find out who I’m talking about…

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It’s Friday again, and that means it’s time for me to review the apps that we’ve been playing with this week. Read on to discover which app I’ve picked as my app of the week, and what else we’ve been looking at…

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Friday app roundup 10/02/2012

February 10, 2012

I’m trying  something new this week. You’ll have noticed that I haven’t posted an “app of the week” for a while, which is a combination of the geekdaddy being up to his eyeballs in work and not able to do any video editing for me, and my being ill since Christmas and really not feeling […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – Happy Babies

November 25, 2011

This week it’s all about the geekson. He’s now 17 months old, and although he’s had access to an iPad since birth, it really seems like this week he’s taken a huge developmental leap in terms of interacting with it. Now instead of just randomly hitting at the screen he’s taking the time to look […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – Mickey’s Spooky Puzzle Book

October 28, 2011

It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for me to share with you an app that we’ve been enjoying this week in my “app of the week” slot. This week, as we’re close to Halloween, I’ve been on the lookout for the best Halloween app to share with you all, and I’ve finally decided on […]

Read the full article → – app of the week – Me Books

October 21, 2011

After a little break, during which I won an award, had to cope with a poorly geekdaughter and finally broke my iphone by upgrading to iOS 5, I am back with a new app of the week for you all. What have I chosen to share with you all this week? Read on to find […]

Read the full article → – app of the week 3 – Touchnote

September 9, 2011

Here am I again with my third “app of the week”. Now, as I may have mentioned already, last week we were away on holiday in the Lake District, and this gave me the perfect opportunity to have a play with an app that I’ve had on my phone for a while, but never had […]

Read the full article → – App of the Week 2 – Little Princess I Want to Play

September 2, 2011

Welcome to the second episode of’s App of the Week. Apologies for publishing this a little late in the day, but I’ve only just returned from a lovely week on holiday in the Lake District, and forgot to upload this video before I left home. Thankfully it uploaded quickly, and I’m still able to […]

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